Associate: Center for Cold War History at the Institute for Contemporary History, Prague
The Center integrates research on the international context of post-World War II history of Czechoslovakia with research on the general history of the Cold War. Its memebrs conduct systematic research in Czech archives on Cold War topics, participate in international projects, and prepare editions of documents.
The Center, affiliated with the Institute for Contemporary History, includes senior and junior scholars as well as graduate students. The Institute for Contemporary History was established in 1990 as a component of the newly reorganized Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (now Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic). Its mandate calls for sponsorong theoretical and empirical studies on the history of Czechoslovakia since 1938 using interdisciplinary and comparative approaches.
The Institute has organized international conferences on Sovietization of Eastern Europe (1993), the Prague Spring (1994), the 1948 communist seizure of power (1998) and the collapse of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia (1999). The Institute publishes the quarterly Soudobé dejiny [Contemporary History], with abstracts in English, and the Prague Yearbook of Contemporary History.